- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Former President George W. Bush once went on an awkward blind date with the daughter of then-President Richard Nixon, Mr. Bush has revealed.

Mr. Bush says his new book, “41 — A Portrait of My Father,” is a “love story” about his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

In the book, the junior Bush recalls a time when his father, then-serving as a U.S. representative from Texas, set him up on a blind date with Tricia Nixon, the Daily Mail reported.

“During dinner, I reached for some butter, knocked over a glass, and watched in horror as the stain of red wine crept across the table,” Mr. Bush wrote. “Then I fired up a cigarette, prompting a polite suggestion from Tricia that I not smoke.”

“The date came to an end when she asked me to take her back to the White House immediately after dinner,” he wrote.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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